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How can CBD help you care for your tattoo?

Tattoos have different meanings depending on the culture, and it is a practice that has existed since ancient times: the oldest skin markings have been found in a mummy Can it be that CBD was already being used by Peruvians as early as 6000 BCE?

While some people have no problem sitting in a tattooist's chair to get a tattoo, others have a completely different experience, marked by nerves and the exhausting process of healing This is where CBD comes into its own.

Today there are many ways to treat tattoo pain, from taking oral painkillers before the appointment to anaesthetic creams, but one very popular compound for nerve and post-tattoo treatment is CBD oil.

Before we talk about all the good things CBD can do for your tattoos, let's start by educating ourselves about what CBD or Cannabidiol actually is.

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What is CBD?

CBD is often confused with its psychoactive counterpart, THC, which is found in the cannabis plant. CBD is actually short for cannabidiol, one of the many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Cannabis. Tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THCis the psychoactive ingredient associated with marijuana, whereas the CBD is its non-psychoactive cousin, packed with known health benefits. CBD oil does not contain THC, unless otherwise specified. PS: Our anti-stress balm contains 600 mg CBD of high quality and organic origin.

One of the most notable uses of CBD is its potential anti-inflammatory properties through its interaction with the system endocannabinoida cell signalling system in all mammals that promotes homeostasis.

It consists of neurotransmitters (endocannabinoids), receptors (CB1 and CB2) and enzymes that transmit messages throughout the body like a text message to keep vital systems such as immune response, pain signalling, metabolism and stress response in balance.

Why are tattoos so painful?

If you are passionate about ink on your skin, but you can't stand the pain that comes with getting a tattoo, there's not much you can do about it, as the process itself involves inflicting wounds on the skin to leave permanent marks.

Modern tattoo "guns" use tiny needles loaded with a special skin dye and introduced at a very high frequency. The needles pierce the epidermis to introduce the pigment into the dermis, which is made up of nerve glands, nerve fibres, nerve fibres, and the skin. collagen and blood vessels.

Each time the needle punctures the skin, it creates a wound, and the body responds by initiating the process inflammatory to start repairing the skin damaged. One way to reduce the after-effects of the tattoo session is to take anti-inflammatories and anaesthetic cream to soothe the effects of the tattoo. reddening and swelling.

Why can tattooing be dangerous?

Tattoos go through the skin, which means that skin infections and other complications are possible, including the following:

  • Allergic reactions. Tattoo inks, especially red, green, yellow and blue inks, can cause allergic skin reactions, such as an itchy rash in the area of the tattoo. This can happen even years after getting the tattoo.
  • Skin infections. A skin infection is possible after getting a tattoo.
  • Other skin problems. Sometimes an area of inflammation, called a granuloma, can form around the tattoo ink. Tattoos can also cause keloids, raised areas caused by an overgrowth of scar tissue.
  • Blood-borne diseases. If the equipment used to create your tattoo is contaminated with infected blood, you can contract several blood-borne diseases, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections.
  • Complications in magnetic resonance imaging. Rarely, tattoos or permanent make-up may cause swelling or burning in the affected areas during MRI scans. In some cases, tattoo pigments may interfere with the image quality.

Can CBD help heal tattoos?

As mentioned above, the CBD or cannabidiol, is a plant-derived cannabinoid that has been shown in numerous studies to scientific studies various benefits and is being studied by many universities and research centres around the world. In the world of tattooing, it could be a very useful way to prepare before a tattoo session, as well as to care for and heal the tattoo. Several studies have shown that CBD could treating pain effectivelyThe tattooing process, taking into account various mechanisms of action, thanks to our endocannabinoid system. Tattooing is a practice that usually involves a sensation of pain. It can therefore be a possible alternative to the misused anaesthetic creams (viscous lidocaine), which have known side effects, to relieve pain during a tattoo session. 

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How can CBD help you before getting a tattoo?

Many people rely on the oil or the creams of CBD to ease your pre-tattoo nerves. To make the tattoo experience much more bearable, you should choose a tattoo artist you feel comfortable with. comfortableAnd while many people may dare to get a tattoo without a second thought, that feeling of trepidation and nervousness before the tattoo session is completely unacceptable. natural.

One of the ways in which CBD-rich products can help with feelings of anxiety and stress before getting a tattoo has to do with their actions on the central nervous system. CBD has become very popular for its effects on the central nervous system. relaxants and anxiolytics.

Research suggests that CBD enhances the activity of the GABA in the brain to help combat feelings of nervousness and stress.

The GABA is a neurotransmitter that acts as a brake pedal to the effects of the stress hormone cortisol in the body, which can help you relax tense muscles and give you a more upbeat and calm mood.

Some counsellors even recommend using CBD oil internally before your appointment to gently relieve pain (although this use is not regulated in Spain, although it is in the United States and Canada). At preclinical studies, CBD has been found to inhibit the activation of vanilloid receptors in the peripheral nervous system. Vanilloid receptors transmit pain information to the brain, which can help make the tattooing process much more comfortable for you.

Why you should use CBD for tattoo treatment

CBD has gained a lot of popularity for its countless healing properties, making it a great addition to your skincare routine, especially for tattoos.

Anti-inflammatory - As mentioned above, a new tattoo is a fresh wound and therefore inflammation is common. CBD is a way to counteract redness, itching and swelling at the same time.

  1. Healing- Healing is one of the most important steps in the healing process. important of the process of tattoo. All new tattoos should be treated as open wounds; after all, you have just spent the last few hours with a needle repeatedly stuck in your skin. The CBD has been acclaimed for its innumerable healing and curative properties, making it a great addition to your tattoo care routine.
  2. Anti-inflammatory- CBD presents anti-inflammatory characteristicsThis is a good natural and effective alternative to reduce the inflammation of the skin after being pierced with the tattoo. The dermis is the layer of the skin where the tattoo is deposited and this, when attacked, becomes inflamed, as in addition to receiving a foreign agent, it also receives physical damage. needle
  3. Non-comedogenic - This word, unfamiliar to many, simply means that you don't have to worry that CBD products will leave you with a bad effect. clogged pores. Clogged pores can complicate healing and often result in infections. Different oils and creams such as coconut and the Vaseline will clog your pores, while CBD oil keeps the pores open and actively healing.
  4. Analgesic – CBD has anxiolytic and sedative propertiesThe use in the mouth relaxes us and prepares us for a tattoo session.
  5. Moisturiser- As anyone with skin knows, hydration is EXTREMELY important. Keep your skin youthful and hydrated. You don't want old, wrinkled, discoloured tattoos... do you? CBD has been shown to have moisturising and emollient properties on the skin.

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Written by:
Carlos Vera

Carlos Vera

CEO & Founder

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